Beginning 2020, the Vicente Chamber Orchestra is introducing its Artist in Residence program.
The VCO's Artist in Residence program consists of emerging music talents who are expected to:
The Residency will be allotted to a maximum of ten select musicians annually.
Seed financing of the VCO Artist in Residence Program has been initiated by the generous support of Robert Segal and Dr. Robert Hamilton.
To support an individual artist chair, or the residency program in general, please contact us directly.
To apply for residency, please contact us via the contact form below briefly explaining your motivation and including a link to a recent video of your solo/chamber playing (at least 2 minutes in length, not edited). Applications are considered on an ongoing basis.
Tae Yeon Lim is known for her powerful performance style, combining energetic delivery with an intelligent touch.
Originally from South Korea, Tae currently lives in Los Angeles where she is active as a pianist and conductor. Tae studied with the pioneering American pianist James Tocco at the Manhattan School of Music before earning a D.M.A. at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, where her mentor was the renowned piano pedagogue Stewart Gordon.
Tae has since developed an international career spanning Asia, Europe, and the United States, including performances in Korea, China, Germany, Italy, and Austria. A versatile artist, Tae has emerged not only as a pianist of note but also as a conductor. Prior to joining the Vicente Chamber Orchestra as an Assistant Conductor, she served as Assistant Conductor of the Esperanza Azteca Los Angeles Youth Choir and was a fellow at Chorus America Conducting Academy. At the University of Southern California, Tae studied conducting with Larry Livingston.
Find her full bio here.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ben Fried is carving out a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician, and improvisor. He is a prize winner of the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, The Eastman School of Music Concerto Competition, The Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and the St. Paul String Quartet Competition.
He has performed on many tours for the Heifetz International Music Institute and is a regular "Artist in Residence" at the festival. He has also been selected as a 2020 festival fellow for the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival happening in Los Angeles. He has performed as soloist with the Highland Park Strings, the Eastman Philharmonia, and the North Suburban Symphony.
Currently pursuing a doctorate in cello performance at the University of Southern California, he is studying under the tutelage of Andrew Shulman. Previous teachers include Timothy Eddy, Steven Doane, and Hans Jensen. In addition to interpreting already composed music, Ben frequently performs with his free improvisation duo “Derive”.
Daniel Goldblum is a bassoonist and filmmaker born and raised in Los Angeles. He recently returned after completing a Performance Certificate at Bard College Conservatory with Marc Goldberg, where he directed the Woodwind Lab, taught chamber music interpretation, and performed with The Orchestra Now at Carnegie Hall. Daniel has been heard at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Herkulesaal in Munich, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and has appeared at the Sarasota Music Festival with maestro Jeffrey Kahane, the Moritzburg Festival in Dresden with Heinrich Schiff, and the International Orchestral Institute Attergau with Michael Schønwandt (a Vienna Philharmonic collaboration). He is fascinated by the intersection of music and film, and curates live chamber music scores for silent films with the American Cinematheque and Music Box Cinema.
Daniel completed his Masters of Music at the Manhattan School of Music with Kim Laskowski, Associate Principal of the New York Philharmonic, and his Bachelors of Music at the University of Michigan with Dr. Jeffrey Lyman. He performs on a nine thousand series Heckel from 1953, previously heard in the Boston Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestras.